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Re: upstart: please update to latest upstream version

I demand that Steve Langasek may or may not have written...

> One of the worst contributors to the use of 'script' in upstart jobs
> instead of 'exec' is the need for backwards-compatibility with pre-upstart
> /etc/default/* files.  The options here are all fairly poor:
>  - ignore the admin's /etc/default settings when switching init systems
>  - migrate any local changes to /etc/default into the upstart job at
>    upgrade time, by editing a conffile in a maintainer script
>  - keep sourcing /etc/default at runtime

> I guess systemd has largely chosen option 1 (in part because there's a
> weird view in the systemd community that these jobs belong upstream, so
> Debian integration issues are entirely ignored).  For many upstart jobs in
> Ubuntu, we've chosen option 3.  Which do you think is the right solution?
> Are there other options I haven't seen?

Of those listed above, I'd agree with option 3 or some optimisation of it –
option 2, modified to do the migration at runtime if /etc /default/foo has
been modified since last seen, would cover that, I think.

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